Peter Esty is one of four brothers who attended Agawam, beginning in the late 1930s and through the late 50s, followed by many of their offspring into the 60s and 70s. Now retired and living with his wife Happy in Santa Rosa, CA, “Bos’n” has been a camper, counselor and served on the Agawam Council for many years. We’re looking forward to welcoming Peter and Happy and others of the Esty clan back to the Agawam campus at the 100th Celebration and Alumni Reunion in August!
Photo: Happy & Peter in Santa Rosa in 2018.
How many members of your family have been associated with Agawam?
What does the Esty chronology at Agawam look like?
Who or what originally brought your family to camp?
The four Esty brothers circa 1940.
What’s going on with your family now?
Are there any particular memories you have of your days as a camper.
I also remember Dave as quite the entertainer on Parents’ Weekend. There was only one weekend in those days when parents were invited to visit. Every year, Dave used to do an act down at the beach about getting ready to go in the lake. But he was dressed in many layers of clothing. He would test the water, then take off a layer of clothing, doing an elaborate dance the entire time. Everyone would howl with laughter. It took him a half hour to remove all the clothing!
What are you most looking forward to at the 100th Reunion?
Everything!! The call of some loons at night would top it all.
The four Esty brothers sitting on the Dining Hall steps in 1970 with their families beneath them (left to right: John, David, Chuck and Peter).
Has your family and/or family traditions been influenced by Camp Agawam?
What is the first thing that comes to mind for you when you think about Agawam?
Do you have any memories of the director that stand out for you?
Dave’s silent strolling/prowling around cabins after Taps, ready to gently address any misbehavior!!